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Within these pages you will find information, links, answers to questions and, other wedding event resources. In one convenient location you will be able to review a wide range of wedding information.

We recommend that you post questions in response to the articles below; answers are posted freely.

Finally you may contact us to engage our services as a wedding planner. We also provide travel arrangements for your out of town guests and affordable honeymoon packages.

Friday, May 29, 2009

The Cake Show

Join The Cake Show in Toronto for an exhibition of wedding-themed designer cakes created by students and alumni of their school.

Scheduled events also include:Wedding Cake Competition; Cake Decorating Demonstrations; Cake Tasting Contest; and a Cake Design Challenge, showcasing the talents of Toronto’s top cake designers!

Artscape Wynchwood Barns
601 Christie Street @St. Clair
Sunday, May 31 2009 from noon - 6:30pm
Admission $10

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Brides Against Breast Cancer - Nationwide Tour of Gowns

Every year Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation receives thousands of beautiful designer wedding gowns. The foundation is dedicated to helping terminally ill breast cancer patients, Making Memories has received over 40,000 wedding gowns nationwide for the event, plus brand new gowns donated by Brides by Demetrios, Maggie Sottero, Paloma Blanca, Mon Cheri, Alfred Angelo and David's Bridal.

Browse through hundreds of exquisite, name brand and designer Wedding Gowns donated by manufacturers, retailers, designers and individuals valued up to $8000.

To register for an event go to http://bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/

Price of gowns run between $99 - $799

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Samantha Thavasa Shopping Event

For an evening of cocktails, shopping and bag-a-licious style tips

965 Madison ave
between 75/76 Street
Thursday, May 28 2009 6-8pm

rsvp samantha_thavasa@bagtrends.com

Thursday, May 21, 2009

LaPlaya in Naples launches Betrothal Butler program

Nervous grooms-to-be worried about pulling off a successful proposal can get a helping hand at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Florida with the resort's new Betrothal Butler program.

Priced from $998 through December 31st, the two-night experience includes:
standard resort-package features
deluxe beachfront accommodations
spa treatments, meals and in-room amenities
unique pre-proposal, fiance-tailored services such as proposal wording assistance
a private appointment with Cartier to browse for engagement rings
customized proposal from a menu of five creative options

Grooms are able to plan a proposal that is specifically tailored to the personality of his relationship, making the experience unforgettable. This program allows men to relax and receive assistance on making that special day seamless. The proposal gets a priming with a couple's carriage ride along Fifth Avenue, a couple's massage and in-room Champagne and rose amenities.

If and when the proposal is accepted, the newly engaged couple will enjoy a private beachside dinner with more Champagne, followed by a post-proposal penthouse-suite party to celebrate with any friends and family present. In addition, they get an hour-long engagement-photo shoot, along with a DVD recording, private online album and $50 credit toward prints. Guests who return on the first anniversary of their engagement enjoy 50% off dinner at LaPlaya's Baleen Restaurant and Bar.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kookie Stationery

Kookie Stationery is a fun, creative, and a meaningful card all in one, perfect for seasonal events Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. They also carry everyday moments like get well, happy birthday, and kid specific cookies like frogs, monkeys, and dragons.

Each Kookie Stationery kit includes edible food coloring marker and instructions with each purchase.

Visit their website daily to see what new Kookie Stationery ideas they come up with next.


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

St. Lucia's Windjammer Wedding Program

The Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort in St. Lucia is one of the more popular Caribbean settings for intimate or larger destination wedding with up to 100 guests. When bridal couples book an all-inclusive stay in a one bedroom Villa for 10 nights or more, they receive complimentary weddings worth $899.

Weddings can be performed on the beach, in a chapel, on a hilltop terrace, under a flower-bedecked gazebo, or on a sunset cruise. Customized entertainment and reception menus, including simple fare to the resort’s signature gourmet cuisine, can be arranged, as well as personalized welcome gifts for their guests. Villa accommodations, featuring one bedroom Villas to four bedroom Estate Villas are suitable to gather friends and family together. Many villas come with private plunge pools and multiple terraces, and are spread among 60 flowering acres.

Estate Villas come complete with full sized infinity pools and private chefs. Windjammer Landing features the Serenity Spa, where the bridal party can have a pre-wedding pampering experience or a bride can have a special wedding hairstyle fashioned. The resort features a multitude of tropical excursions and beachfront activities, as well as the Jaquot Fun Club for kids.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Hotel Approach in Austria

Pixel hotel invites its guests to spend their stay in Linz residing in not-your-everyday accommodations but in a Pixel hotel providing a very unconventional sort of lodging.

The individual rooms and suites are dispersed throughout the entire city. All over town, there are interesting but unused premises that are being converted into hotel rooms in conjunction with this urban development and architectural project. They’re in nice residential areas, downtown, industrial zones and working-class neighborhoods.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Phuket opens marina venue for luxury weddings

Royal Phuket Marina, Thailand's luxury lifestyle yachting community, now has a venue for society weddings. Overlooking Phang Na Bay, the new Waterfront Exhibition & Conference Center is Phuket's first such facility.

It can accommodate up to 1,000 guests in its main hall as well as receptions for as few as 20. The daily high rate for use of the facility is $4,230. Royal Phuket Marina, has partnered with Les Anges Patisserie, a boutique bakery on the Boardwalk at Royal Phuket Marina, for wedding cakes made to order.

Yacht cruises can also be arranged for wedding parties by the marina's resident Royal Phuket Marina Cruising Club, with a choice of up to seven luxury yachts available for charter. Prices for a yacht cruise charter start at $3,000 per day; cost of a speedboat rental starts at $700 per day.